On May 15, 2020, the US Department of Agriculture released its final rule addressing regulation of agricultural products of biotechnology. The rule represents the first comprehensive revision of the Agency’s biotechnology regulations, known as Part 340, in thirty years. USDA’s new rule addresses advances in biotechnology, including gene editing, since the original rule was put into place in 1987. The rule will be implemented in a phased approach, with some changes taking place as early as June 17, 2020.
This webinar will provide a basic overview of the rule, how it differs from the existing rule, what’s included and what’s exempted, when and how it will be implemented, and an early preview of its impact on developers working to advance new and innovative agriculture products.
This webinar includes the following panelists: Dr. Clint Nesbitt, PhD, is the Senior Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs, Food and Agriculture Section, at BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization). Dan Jenkins is the Regulatory Strategy Lead for Pairwise, a company that is using innovative plant breeding tools, like CRISPR, to develop new varieties of leafy greens, cherries, and berries. Karen Carr, a partner at Arent Fox in Washington, DC, focuses her practice on agricultural technology, including applications of biotechnology to plants, animals, and microbes for use in food and agriculture.